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Former Judge Advocate Rachel VanLandingham Appointed to Southwestern Faculty

Rachel E. VanLandingham, a military law expert and 20-year veteran of the U.S. Air Force (USAF), has been appointed to the Southwestern Law School full-time faculty as an Associate Professor of Law beginning Fall 2014. She will teach in the areas of criminal law and procedure. A Judge Advocate for more than a decade, she also looks forward to teaching in the area of national security law in the future. In a ...

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Siderman Fellow Examines the US Adversarial System and the Differences of US/Argentinian Criminal Law

As at Fulbright-Jose Siderman Human Rights Fellow pursuing his LL.M. degree, Mariano Gaitan has been enjoying his education at Southwestern. During the Fall semester, he took courses in Evidence with Professor Mark Cammack, as well as Constitutional Law and a seminar on International Protection of Human Rights with Professor Jonathan Miller. Because Gaitan practices criminal law in his native Argentina, he ...

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Shawn Holley ’88 Shares the Unique Path that Lead her to Criminal and Entertainment Law

Alumna Shawn Holley '88 engaged a room full of students, faculty and staff recently when she talked about her own unique path to practicing both criminal and entertainment law. At the event, hosted by Southwestern's Criminal Law and Entertainment Law societies, Holley shared, "Success, however you define it, comes when you're doing what you love." Her passion and excitement for criminal law was fueled by th ...

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“Guns and Ammo 101″ – The Real World of Forensic Evidence

It looked like a typical first day of class for new law enforcement recruits: The size, scope and variety of firearms resting on the desks was impressive and intimidating. Students inspected rifles, shotguns and revolvers. While some looked uncomfortable, others appeared at ease and were clearly competent at handling the weapons. They practiced handling (empty) magazines. After the weapons had been cleared, ...

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SBA Alumni Speaker Series: Esposito Discusses the Death Penalty – From Crime to Sentencing

As a part of the SBA Alumni Speaker Series, Professor Joseph Esposito '89, Assistant District Attorney in charge of Special Operations for the LA County DA's Office - and chairman of the office's Special Circumstances Committee - discussed the process of deciding to seek the death penalty. In a room full of students and faculty, including at least one professor who taught him as a student, you could hear a ...

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Professor James Tomkovicz from University of Iowa to Teach Criminal Law During 2013-14 Academic Year

Professor James Tomkovicz, the Edward Howrey Professor at the University of Iowa College of Law and a leading scholar in criminal law and criminal procedure, will teach courses in these areas at Southwestern during the 2013-14 academic year as a Visiting Professor of Law. A member of the full-time faculty at Iowa since 1981, Professor Tomkovicz has taught Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure: Investigation, Cri ...

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